The civil rights movement (also known as the african-american civil rights movement, american civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for african americans that other americans already held.
Wanting to show a commitment to the civil rights movement and minimize racial tensions in the south, the eisenhower administration pressured congress to consider new civil rights legislation on september 9, 1957, president eisenhower signed the civil rights act of 1957 into law, the first major civil rights legislation since reconstruction. The african-american civil rights movement was an ongoing fight for racial equality that took place for over 100 years after the civil war leaders such as martin luther king, jr, booker t washington, and rosa parks paved the way for non-violent protests which led to changes in the law when most people talk about the civil rights movement they are talking about the protests in the 1950s. September 4 – justice department sues under civil rights act to force terrell county, georgia to register blacks to vote september 8 – a federal judge orders louisiana state university to desegregate sixty-nine african-americans enroll successfully on september 12 september 12 – in cooper v.
Veterans and the civil rights movement their experiences on the battlefield, however, had inured many black veterans to the threat of violence after being immersed in propaganda touting the virtues of american democracy, african american veterans returned home determined to exercise their right to vote.
While the courier’s campaign kept the demands of african americans for equal rights at home and the strength of the double v campaign, helped to inspire the modern civil rights movement that. Montgomery, alabama — the success of the of the american civil rights movement and the fight for racial equality in the united states is a testament to the determination of millions of african.
In the early 1960s, the fundamental prize sought by the civil rights movement was something that african americans had never known: full legal equality when john f kennedy became president in 1961, african americans throughout much of the south were denied the right to vote, barred from public.
African americans - the civil rights movement: at the end of world war ii, african americans were poised to make far-reaching demands to end racism they were unwilling to give up the minimal gains that had been made during the war the campaign for african american rights—usually referred to as the civil rights movement or the freedom movement—went forward in the 1940s and ’50s in.